Agenda and recap for June Metro Board meeting

Pdf of agenda for download and printing is here.

Below is the recap — I’ll include the online link once it’s published.

Grab your agenda, scorecard and popcorn! The Metro Board of Directors’ regular monthly meeting takes place 9 a.m. Thursday morning at Metro HQ adjacent to Union Station. If you can’t make it in person — good seats are still available, btw — you can watch and listen online. A link will appear in the righthand column on this page when the meeting begins.

A few items of note:

•The Board is considering the purchase of 295 40-foot buses powered by compressed natural gas (they’re near zero emission buses).

•The Board will consider approving a master agreement and budget with the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority for the construction of the Gold Line extension to Claremont, a project funded by Measure M. A groundbreaking on utility relocation is expected this fall.

•The Board will consider an $81-million contract for signal and track upgrades for the Blue Line. This item was on the agenda last month but was pushed to June. Here’s a previous Source post.

•The Board will consider the selections to the Measure M Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee.

•The Board will consider the Measure M Guidelines and several associated motions (please see the above agenda item 38) that governs the processes in which funding is spent. Much of the discussion so far has been how to ensure smaller cities get a minimum of the local return portion of Measure M (local return is the money returned to local cities and unincorporated areas on a per capita basis).


4 replies

  1. So Metro is really not gonna get more 60 footers and go with the bus bunching on the 704, 720, & 754 instead??

    • If you read the board item under “discussion” it clearly states Metro plans to buy more 60 foot buses. There were four parts to this procurement – 40 foot buses in CNG and electric, and 60 footers CNG and electric. There are 35 electric 60 foot buses and 65 CNG 60 foot buses as part of the procurement.

  2. Why does the eastside access project active transportation) end in boyle heights in the city of LA.? Where is the plan for East LA unincorporated areas? Doesnt this area receive any measure M benefits for beautification projects as well? Who should be addressed, Solis?